Daily Archives: April 8, 2014

Mobility in Urban Social Events – Towards Organizational Transvergence

The paper explores the emergence of territories that are constituted through spontaneous assembling of self-organized communities resulting in what we term urban social events. A concrete event is employed, namely Embros, an open occupation of an abandoned public building in … Continue reading

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Educational Commons and the new Radical Democratic Imaginary

This article reflects on emergent (radical-progressive) languages of democracy to consider what common educational institutions might mean today. It explores distinct philosophical and political tensions that cut across these languages in relation to educational organization and pedagogy including – antagonism … Continue reading

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Staying ahead of the game – the Globalising Practices of Elite Schools

How are elite schools caught up in the changing processes of globalisation? Is globalisation a new phenomenon for  them? This paper focuses on the globalising practices that selected elite schools adopt. It also explores how globalisation is impacting on the … Continue reading

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Symbolic Violence and Collective Identity: Pierre Bourdieu and the Ethics of Resistance

Social movement researchers have only recently begun to make use of the rich explanatory leverage offered by Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of practice. The normative implications of his framework remain almost entirely undeveloped. This paper seeks to redress these shortcomings by … Continue reading

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Bourdieu and Social Movements: Considering Identity Movements in Terms of Field, Capital and Habitus

This article examines the explanatory capacity of Pierre Bourdieu’s work in relation to social movements and, in particular, identity movements. It aims to provide a theoretical framework drawing on Bourdieu’s central concepts of field, capital and habitus. These concepts are … Continue reading

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Risky Play: Why Children Love It and Need It

To protect our children we must allow them to play in ways deemed “risky.”  Fear, you would think, is a negative experience, to be avoided whenever possible. Yet, as everyone who has a child or once was one knows, children … Continue reading

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